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Announcements (formerly known as News forum) is a special forum for general announcements. A course may only have one Announcements forum unless it has been imported from another system which supports more than one Announcements forum.
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This forum is automatically created for each course and for the [[Front Page|front page]] of the Moodle site. By default, it is placed in the top of the center section and only teachers and administrators may add posts or reply to posts. The [[Adding/editing a forum|default settings]] force every enrolled person to be subscribed to the Announcements.
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{{Note|If your Moodle site has been upgraded to Moodle 3.1 from an earlier version of Moodle, then only newly created courses will have Announcements. Existing courses will still use the term 'News forum'}}.
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The [[Latest News block]] displays a [[Course_settings#News_items_to_show|specific number]] of recent discussions from the News forum.
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As with any forum, emails can be sent to subscribed members of a News forum. To change the subject line of forum notifications, see [[Forum FAQ]]
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==Removing the news forum==
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The news forum may be removed from a course as follows:
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#Delete the news forum from the course homepage
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#In [[Course settings]] set "News items to show" to 0
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#Delete the Latest news block
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#Alternatively - hide the news forum
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(To restore the news forum, set the "News items to show" to a number greater than 0.)
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==See also==
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* MDL-26707 - missing News forum - it doesn't appear if latest news block is missing in new courses
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[[de:Nachrichtenforum]]
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[[eu:Berrien_foroa]]
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[[fr:Forum des nouvelles]]
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[[es:Foro de novedades]]

Revision as of 15:28, 4 May 2016

New feature
in Moodle 3.2!


Announcements (formerly known as News forum) is a special forum for general announcements. A course may only have one Announcements forum unless it has been imported from another system which supports more than one Announcements forum.

This forum is automatically created for each course and for the front page of the Moodle site. By default, it is placed in the top of the center section and only teachers and administrators may add posts or reply to posts. The default settings force every enrolled person to be subscribed to the Announcements.

Note: If your Moodle site has been upgraded to Moodle 3.1 from an earlier version of Moodle, then only newly created courses will have Announcements. Existing courses will still use the term 'News forum'

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The Latest News block displays a specific number of recent discussions from the News forum.

As with any forum, emails can be sent to subscribed members of a News forum. To change the subject line of forum notifications, see Forum FAQ

Removing the news forum

The news forum may be removed from a course as follows:

  1. Delete the news forum from the course homepage
  2. In Course settings set "News items to show" to 0
  3. Delete the Latest news block
  4. Alternatively - hide the news forum

(To restore the news forum, set the "News items to show" to a number greater than 0.)

See also

  • MDL-26707 - missing News forum - it doesn't appear if latest news block is missing in new courses